The Book Bin is a locally owned, family operated business that has been in the same family since 1984. Three generations currently spend their time between the Corvallis and Salem stores. Both stores have feline mascots: Tess in Corvallis, the grandmotherly matron of the Book Bin, and Rose in Salem, who is young, frisky, and shares a birthday with H. P. Lovecraft.Read More
We know from experience how the right suggestion can find us our new favorite author or a book that changes how we look at the world. Far be it from us to claim expertise, but if you are looking for that suggestion, or even wondering what the options are, click “Read More” for a few places you might start.Read More
The Book Bin hosts local and visiting authors for signings, readings, and poetry nights. Last Friday Poetry Night at the Salem Book Bin happens on the last Friday of each month, and has an open mic as well as a reading by a featured, local poet. Several book clubs also meet at the Book Bin, including the Book Bin Bestsellers Book Club, the Book Bin Science Fiction Book Club, the Book Bin Graphic Novel Book Club, and the Connect and Read More Book Club.Read More
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The Book Bin also deals in rare and antiquarian books, a selection of which is available on ABEbooks and ebay, as well as Amazon.The Book Bin ABEbooks store The Book Bin ebay store
Were happy to announce the Book Bin Reading Challenge 2016! Challenge yourself to read more, find new writers and subjects to enjoy. And earn prizes, too!
Interested? Come by the Book Bin, ask for a challenge form and get started, or print a challenge form out at home and start reading!
The first raffle drawing will be April 30 on National Independent Bookstore Day, and any book you’ve read so far this year may be applied toward the challenge.
There are two challenge forms: one for adults and young adults, and one for readers of picture and chapter books. More instructions are on the challenge form, and if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
12 hours of events at both our Salem and our Corvallis locations! A complete schedule of events can be seen here!
Raffles for free books!
Special releases available for purchase, including a coloring book of Neil Gaiman stories and a signed short book by Ann Patchett!! First come first serve.
Salem events include:
Meet and talk to authors Carola Dunn, Bill Cameron, David Barker, Jordan Hofer, Adam Gallardo and Gina Ochsner!
Wear a costume to be in our parade!
Submit a zombie survival plan any time until Bookstore Day to our zombie expert!
Come down the night before at 7 p.m. for the Last Friday Poetry Group and open mic!
The drawing for our Reading Challenge winner!
Play board games!
Meet our book clubs!
Coloring contests for kids and adults!
Tour our Rare Book Room!
Write a thank you card to your favorite author!
Kids recommends – fill out a label for your favorite book to tell people why they should read it!
Stay tuned for Corvallis events!